How to emulate com port for DS457

How to emulate com port for DS457

Emulating a COM/Serial Port over USB Using CDC Driver
A guide on how to emulate a COM/Serial Port Over USB using  v
Issue / Question
How Do I Emulate a COM/Serial Port Over USB?
Applicable To
Supported DCS products, refer to the USB CDC Driver for Windows page or the user guide of the scanner. * If using DS3578 or LS3578 , Bluetooth FIPs cradle part # STB3578-CF007WR must be used
Resolution / Answer

End Of Service Life (EOSL) Zebra will no longer provide services or support for DS3578-SR, DS3578-DP, LS3578-FZ.  This knowledge article is for your reference only and is no longer proactively updated. For more details, refer to Discontinued Scanners. If you are interested to upgrade your products, Contact Zebra.

To emulate a COM port over a USB connection, please follow these steps

  1. Download ONE of the following files based on the architecture of your Windows computer from USB CDC Driver for Windows page:

     - 64 Bit COM Emulation Drivers
     - 32 Bit COM Emulation Drivers

  2. Install the downloaded file.
  3. Reboot the host.

  4. Scan the following bar code

      CDC Host Bar code

  5. Your scanner should now show up in Device Manager with a COM port number.


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